Brother software, app to aid mobile printing
The new PocketJet 673 printer will be distributed by the Broomfield-based company, but it is made in Japan, said Aaron Martin, a company spokesman. Brother Mobile Solutions is a subsidiary of Brother International Corp. in Bridgewater, New Jersey.
Insurance workers, police officers and others who go out on calls are the target market for the new printer, Martin said. Similar Brother mobile printers sell online for around $360.
The new printer will be the first of its kind to be compatible specifically with iPhone and iPad mobile devices made by Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: APPL), Brother Mobile Solutions said in a press statement. The printer uses a wireless Internet connection with the mobile device to produce documents. It will be available commercially in December, the company said in a press statement.
"(This) helps eliminate the time and costs associated with printing from a fixed location and gives Apple iOS users an operational efficiency they didn't have previously," Ravi Panjwani, vice president for marketing and product management for Brother Mobile Solutions, said in the press statement.
Brother International had revenue of about $1.4 billion in fiscal year 2011. The company and its subsidiaries employ about 1,100 people in the Americas.
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